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A Rochester man has been identified as the victim in a three-car accident on Route 104 just west of I-55 Friday.


The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office says 71-year-old Gene Crowl was pronounced dead at the accident scene around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. He was a passenger in one of the three cars involved with the accident. A second person involved was taken to HSHS St. John’s Hospital with serious injuries. There is no update on their condition.


The autopsy performed on Crowl shows that he died from injuries sustained in the crash. The Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.

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